offsite manufacturing Tower built by British Offsite

Tower built in record time by offsite manufacturing and construction company

UK specialist offsite manufacturing and construction company British Offsite completes construction of 14-storey residential tower in “just a few months”.

British Offsite, the offsite manufacturing and construction company, has successfully completed in record time the construction and topping out of the 14 storey (50 metre high) £53 million (GDV) Victoria Central apartment building in Southend-on-Sea.

Utilising their offsite manufactured UniPanel system, the envelope of the tower was completed in 30% less time than using traditional building methods.

Located off Victoria Avenue, the Victoria Central development provides 217 one and two-bedroom apartments within a 14 storey building with an imposing brick and glass façade with glass fronted cantilevered and covered balconies. The build also features a grand double-height entrance lobby, communal rooftop terraces and resident’s landscaped courtyard garden.

To deliver Victoria Central, in just a few months, the offsite manufacturer supplied and assembled 665 UniPanels across the 14 floors, delivering a structure covering almost 2,640 lineal metres.
The speed of delivery led to a 15% improvement in first handover times to customers, versus traditional build methods.
Early delivery of the project is also said to have significantly improved the developer’s cashflow.

British Offsite UniPanel

Shaun Weston, Managing Director of British Offsite says: “British Offsite is delighted to have completed the residential tower at Victoria Central in 30% less time than it would have taken using traditional building methods. Our MMC products help reduce the risk and delays in construction, and help to deliver occupiable homes faster. As Victoria Central demonstrates our UniPanel system is highly flexible and can be used for low-rise houses, but also projects like Southend-on-Sea where the requirement is for mid-rise and high-rise schemes in high density urban areas.”

Established in in January 2019, British Offsite operates from a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility located in Braintree, UK, which provides 7,000 sqm of offsite manufacturing.

A second 12,800 sqm factory is scheduled to open in 2022, and will be built to just-in-time automotive manufacturing standards. It’s anticipated that robotics will feature heavily in its production line.

According to company sources, clients can have their projects converted and offsite manufactured to their UniPanel system construction method in as little as 120 days from order.


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